The following are some  aids to help you begin a practice of prayer.

Honor God by giving Praise;
Express your shortcomings by confessing any sin;
Affirm God’s forgiveness and love for you;
Request God’s will by asking for something specific;
Thank God for what you have received.

Focus on the following words to reflect on God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and give a short prayer of thanksgiving..


Additional techniques can be used like Lectio Divina that combines Bible reading and prayer.  It has 4 separate steps: readmeditatepray and contemplate (lectio, meditatio, oratio and contemplatio.). First a passage of Scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.